BLE Notifications

Get your Apple Notifications with a Buzz! This project showcases how to use Adafruit Feather Sense nRF52840 and the DRV2605L haptic motor controller to trigger and display lights with Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS).

Modular Case Design

Inspired by the FREKVENS Ikea portable speaker, the enclosure pieces snap fits together and feature a modular design. Internal PCB mounting plate allows for swapping components and reusing enclosure pieces. The top cover pops open allowing for direct access to internal components.

Prerequisite Guides

The following learn guides will provide additional information and demo code.


Angled shot of Adafruit Feather.
The Adafruit Feather Bluefruit Sense takes our popular Feather nRF52840 Express and adds a smorgasbord of sensors...
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Video of a haptic controller breakout board with a vibrating motor disc soldered to it. The disc vibrates against the surface.
The DRV2605 from TI is a fancy little motor driver. Rather than controlling a stepper motor or DC motor, its designed specifically for controlling haptic motors -...
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Vibrating Mini Motor Disc with two wires
*BZZZZZZZZZZ* Feel that? That's your little buzzing motor, and for any haptic feedback project you'll want to pick up a few of them. These vibe motors are tiny discs,...
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Angled shot of a Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3.7V 500mAh with JST-PH connector.
Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This...
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Angled closeup of single 6mm metal ball tactile button.
Add some steely elegance to your project with these Metal Ball Tactile Buttons. They've got a nice industrial shine to them along with a light blue...
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Mini Panel Mount SPDT Toggle Switch
This or that, one or the other, perhaps or perhaps not! So hard to make decisions these days without feeling like you're just going back and forth constantly. Deciding whether or...
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List of screws and nuts required to build this project.

  • 4x M2.5 x 18mm
  • 6x M2.5 x 8mm
  • 10x M2.5 Hex Nuts

This guide was first published on May 13, 2020. It was last updated on Dec 10, 2023.

This page (Overview) was last updated on May 09, 2020.

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